Burji Arts

Celebrating Somali Art and Culture

About Burji Arts

Burji Arts is an organisation dedicated to celebrating art and culture. We are engaged in two main areas: visual and performing arts, and the preservation and documentation of the Somali language. This work includes developing resources such as a Somali-English dictionary app, documenting and archiving oral literatures, curating exhibitions, hosting poetry performances, and giving a voice to all art forms both traditional and contemporary. We aim to facilitate a better understanding of Somali art and culture by providing support and platforms for artists and cultural curators.

Burj Arts works to establish safe creative spaces that dismantle barriers to participation in arts and culture – whether those barriers relate to a person’s gender, race, qabiil, sexuality, religiosity or ability. Our support for artists is oriented towards empowering them to exercise ownership over their work - artistically, legally and monetarily. We advocate strongly for underrepresented artists and producers of knowledge to be recognised and compensated for their work.

If you would like to support us, please go to the ‘Support us’ tab and follow the instructions there.

Support us

There are many ways you can contribute to the work that we are doing at Burji arts. If you would like to support us by donating, see the options below:

You can contribute a one-time donation by making a direct deposit to our account.

Account Name: Burji arts
Bank: ANZ
BSB: 013270
Account: 2832 57825

Alternatively you can become a member and give $10 or more a fortnight using the links below:


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If you are not in Australia, you can donate via PayPal from anywhere in the world:

Examples of Our Work